I’m stalking in one of my favourite Sydney suburbs Surry Hill. It’s a tiny enclave right next door to the CBD full of character terraces, cool shopping and an almost endless choice of bars, cafes and restaurants. This completely re-imagined terrace has been all but gut renovated creating 5.1m ceilings and walls of concrete and cedar. Modern living hiding behind a historic facade. All that concrete may come in handy as the house sits on a busy road and noise might just be a problem. A little greenery out the back would help soften the concrete canyon effect over time. Link here while it lasts.
It’s all about colour, texture and shape in this Darlinghurst, Sydney residence by Triibe. Oh and chairs. Warm hues of browns and cognacs, terracotta and sand. Sensuous curves and boxy consoles. Polished concrete against chunky rugs, layered with leathers and velvet. A tactile feast.
Photography by Terence Chin.
Sorry folks internet issues meant I somehow posted this without an introduction. And I’m at work so let me just get right to the point and say I LOVE architect/designer Jamie Bush and this San Francisco townhouse is TO DIE FOR!
It’s a feeling of expansive space that strikes you even though this Fire Island house is less than 150 square meters. Walls of glass blur the line between inside and out while allowing cross ventilation on a hot summer day. Double height living room and colour blocking provide drama in what essentially is a minimalist, neutral box. A summer getaway by Hirsch Corti Architecture.
The designer says “Looking directly out to Bondi Beach, this residence captures the very essence of Sydney’s beachside living. Filled with natural light, a palette of muted tones draws in the ocean without competing with the view.
The spaces have a luxurious easiness to them. Materials were selected based on their tactile qualities; kitchen benches are a crackled ceramic, the timber joinery has a raw feel and soft-coloured concrete floors are cool underfoot. The interior spaces flow into one another but thresholds are expressed with deep timber architraves. The result is a residence that captures the colour and easy spirit of Bondi Beach.”
I say the curves and spirals along with the hints of blush pink remind me of a sea shell and as it overlooks Bondi Beach I’m sure if you put your ear up against a wall you will hear the sea. Beach House by Richard Stanisich.